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GAME AND FISHERIES
COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING
Game and Fisheries Committee held a public deer management
hearing on Wednesday March 19, 2014. For those unable to attend
here to watch the video of the meeting.
Deer Hunters we have never been closer to some meaningful
legislative change to our beleaguered deer management plan.
If you have never contacted your legislator to voice your
concern, now would be a great time time!!
Amendment Action Day
April 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM
more information please click
weapon are require to turn their weapons into the Capital
Police Department prior to entrance into the Capitol Building.
A copy of the 2014 firearms receipt can be printed
We have been advised
that busses for the Second Amendment Action Day should park
in the northeast corner of the Farm Show Complex lot, furthest
away from the complex itself. Print
a copy of the map.
Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) Invites Duck Dynasty Commander Phil
Robertson to Headline Annual PA Second Amendment Action Day
I wanted to share
with you this news release that I recently sent.
The vote on HB 1576
has been tabled temporary. However,
please ask you legislators to support HB 1576.
The Unified Sportsmen
of Pennsylvania Sportsmen representing 70,000 members and
the Pennsylvania State Camp Lessee’s Association representing
50,000 members strongly support the immediate passage of HB
Federation (PFSC) asks for Vote No on HB 1576. But, we ask
you, what do they stand for? There spokes-lady is not even
a resident of PA, She has residence in Alabama.
In addition to HB
1576 the PFSC and several other groups are the same ones that
are against the 5 deer bills discussed Wednesday March 19,
2014 at the Game and Fisheries meeting. For those
unable to attend please click
here to view the complete video of the meeting see the
support given Randy Santucci's presentation and the questioning
of PGC and PFSC views.
The groups below are largest Coalition of Pennsylvania Sportsmen
ever seen in Harrisburg speaking at the deer hearing:
- Allegheny County Sportsmen League, the voice of 200,000
- Eastern Pennsylvania Firearms Coalition representing 150,000
– 175,000 members.
- Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania representing 70,000
- Firearm Owners against Crime representing 28,000 members
and 76,000 total associates.
- Pennsylvania State Camp Lessee’s Association representing
Our Endangered Species
Dr. Charles Bolgiano and
the past 100 years, acid rain has been killing our forests,
streams, wildlife, and endangered species, and the Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR),....
many endangered species are devastated and killed with each
and every acid rain we get? By the time heavy acid rain reaches
the headwaters, streams, and rivers, the native trout and
other ES are already being decimated. Limestone treatments
on streams are too little and much too late. If you want to
know what famous fish is harmed the most by acid rain…
Take a look at Penn
State’s Dr. Sarma Pisupati’s EGEE 102 online class on acid
rain the effects of Acid Rain on Forests and Aquatic Life.
here and scroll down to this interactive graphic and test
your knowledge of the effects of acid rain on fish and aquatic
insects and guess which ones die first?
The Pennsylvania State Camp Association is the largest camp
association in Pennsylvania representing well over 50,000
members and associates. Read more
1576 and SB 1047 Resolution
SPECIES COORDINATION ACT
IRRC Review of T&E Specie
Bill Miller, Steve Mohr, Dennis Wydra
Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania
debate over two companion bills in the Pennsylvania General
Assembly that would modify the way the commonwealth adds to
its list of threatened and endangered (T&E) species has,
at times, been educated and rational. Read
Time to Pass the 5 Deer Bills
Wayne Haas, USP Vice. President
In 2013, USP went
to Harrisburg many times and worked with multiple legislators
in both parties and in both the House and Senate chambers.
I sent the following email to my state senator and state representative.
The response that I got from one of them was a little disconcerting.
THEIR BANG FOR THE BUCK
As documented in
the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources'
(DCNR's) Deer Management Plan, concurrent seasons, antler
restrictions, and hunters, themselves, have been used to reduce
the deer population and maintain the herd at exceedingly low
numbers. Read more
Costs and Benefits of FSC Certification of DCNR Forests
Impact of the DCNR/PGC
Marcellus Mess on Elmerton Avenue
For quite a few
years now, it is no secret that The Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania
has had a rocky relationship with the Pennsylvania Game Commission,
primarily over deer management. Read
now on Facebook.
image below to view
There has been so
much new lately regarding the attempts of the anti-gun politicians
and media USP web site has had to generate separate pages
for your reading.
have the perfect poster that should be on a billboard on every
leading into Washington DC, Chicago, New York and Hollywood!!!!!
administration shows disrespect for our
and embassy personnel
By Dr N. Charles Bolgiano
We want to congratulate
you on becoming the Attorney General of Pennsylvania… Read
Management: hunters or environmentalist?
by Don Mallicoat and published by The Asheville Tribune, Asheville,
NC. Read more
N. Charles Bolgiano, PhD
The Unified Sportsmen
of Pennsylvania (USP) has a mandate “to protect and preserve
the environment, our wildlife, and our privileges of hunting,
fishing and trapping.” Read
Sportsmen of Pennsylvania
Supports responsible Drilling.
visit our new gas page.
Beck interview of Ted Nugent!
By Randy Santucci President USP
This video is about
12 minutes long, but extremely worth watching, please watch
the complete video.
Ted Nugent an unknowing
victim of an obscure unprecedented game law in Alaska, explains
the circumstances for Glen Beck in this interview. Once again
the media and it’s partial truths, attempts to discredit one
of the premiere 2nd amendment supporters and promoters of
hunting that exists today. Watch
the interview on this link.
have added a new page to
site. Hot Topics
President Randy Santucci was appointed to Governor Tom Corbett's
Advisory Council in a news release issued February 27,
information for our visitors with
regarding the deer situation in their
find your Representative
USP is here for the sportsmen.
Hunter feedback about disappointing deer season
Another disappointing deer hunting season, thanks to the PGC's
deer eradication program. We have been getting considerable
feedback from our viewers at
talk back and I have generated a page for our readers
to read that feedback. I have removed their names and
email address for the writer’s privacy. Now that the
holidays are over and the year 2011 closed we can look back
hopefully that is was the year our PA deer mismanagement started
to change. We as hunters can only hope 2012 brings
an end to the devastation of our number one sport hunting
animal, the white tail deer. Read
our disappointed hunters stories.
purpose of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania is to bring
attention to important issues relating to hunting, fishing,
trapping and shooting. We publish and distribute
a quarterly news letter (Woods & Waters) for our members.
Does That Mean Forever?
Wayne Haas, USP Vice President
The big sign below
is self-explanatory, simple, and to the point. No Doe Hunting!
But, does that mean
forever, absolutely not. There is nobody that wants to harvest
antlerless deer more than USP. But, at the present time in
history because of the needless reduction of the deer herd
since 2001, we believe there needs to be an increase in the
number of deer. We would like to see the day when hunters
harvest over 200,000 buck and 200,000 doe and if regulations
were changed to only one deer per hunter everywhere except
special regulation areas, with 750,000 total hunters, over
half of all hunters would take home a deer to enjoy at the
table. License sales would be sure to increase and back to
the good old days we would go.
Therefore, for a
private landowner to have the ability to control their land
to make this happen (if wanted), USP has printed and has available
the No Doe Hunting signs below. Most PGC Game Lands and DCNR
State Forests need these signs too!
that regular deer hunting season is over, we hope everyone
had a safe hunting season. However, from feedback and complaint’s
we have been getting at USP; the season was another failure
with hunters seeing very few deer. Thanks to the PGC's failed
deer management plan with very few deer remaining, we can
no longer call it hunting, just time enjoying the outdoors.
second archery and primitive flintlock hunting season open;
we ask all hunters to be extremely careful and insure and
identify your target. At this time hunters will be wearing
camouflage while hunting, and not wearing the
florescent orange, and can very
easily blend into the background .
are asking the hunter’s to not shoot a doe and help the deer
sportsmen are well aware there are locations with-in Pennsylvania
that are over populated with deer, but the majority of the
state has had the herd decimated. This sport of hunting must
be preserved for our future generations of children and
grandchildren, change to PGC's self destruction of siding
with the anti-hunters. We sportsmen must band together and
attempt to end the fraud of the PGC.
supports returning to the traditional two week buck season
followed by a two day doe season. We believe the PGC should
go back to doe allocations by county instead of Wildlife Management
Units. If a county has a deer shortage; close that county
and give the herd a chance to build back up. Where there are
an abundance of deer extend the doe season if necessary.
- To promote and
maintain high standards in conservation of our natural resources.
- To cooperate with
State and Federal agencies and all sportsmen organizations
to protect and achieve the needs of both wildlife and sportsmen.
- To defend our heritage
right to hunt, fish, trap, and to protect our constitutional
right to keep and bear arms.
- To promote programs to educate the public
about hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting for all future
the largest independent statewide sportsmen organization in
Pennsylvania, we can accomplish a lot with just a small amount
of money. All of the USP officers are highly motivated, interested,
knowledgeable sportsmen and all are non salaried, and even
our professional full time representative in Harrisburg is
a non salaried officer. In spite of all this we cannot perform
miracles, and we cannot exist without you as a member.
Spring has finally arrived!!
picture was taken in Clearfield County showing a deer fenced
at the area I seen no difference outside the fence than inside.
were many acorns uneaten and turning rotten showing what a
our taxpayer money by PGC and DCNR.